Sunday, October 25, 2015

French Car Day, Perth 2015

Last year's French Car Day was a washout thanks to an unseasonable thunderstorm. This year's event was something completely different. The organisers replaced what was a relatively small car show with a full-on festival of French-ness. I think it's fair to say that the Bonjour Perth festival was a success and will be back again next year. And the car show was pretty good too!

There was a good selection of Citroen DS' to celebrate the car's 60th anniversary.

A Citroen DS Safari wagon.

The magnificent Citroen Traction Avant. A real beauty!

The iconic Citroen 2CV. This little car was designed in the 1930s but due to the war was not put into production until 1948 and remained in production, almost unchanged until 1990.

Citroen SM Maserati. Citroen's successor to the DS.

The magnificent and exotic Panhard PL17. This is a new import to Perth.

A peek under the Panhard's bonnet shows the front mounted 850cc twin cylinder boxer engine. Although it was a rather small engine, the car was very light and performed well in rallying.

Peugeot 403

Simca 1000 and Simca Aronde

The Simca 1000 was rear engined and somewhat similar to a Renault 8 in concept.

Simca had been taken over by Chrysler and the Simca Aronde betrays its American origins.

Another great display of Renault 4CV 750s

Renault Caravelle

Renault Caravelle

Renault Alpine

Renault row

Renault 10 with round headlamps

Later Renault 10 with the more common square headlamps

Renault 8

Renault 8 Gordini rally car

1929 Bugatti racer

This car has a long racing history and still has its original bodywork.


De Dion Bouton

Link to Bonjour Perth also check their Facebook page for photos of the event.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Rotary Club of Como Car Show photos

Last year the weather gods did not smile on the Rotary Club of Como car show, but this year we had great car show weather. This year's show was a great success with a lot of interesting cars on display and a lots of visitors.

We almost didn't make it however. Two blocks from Wesley College the engine suddenly died. We traced the problem to the fuel pump. The RAC provided excellent help getting her going again. Thanks! Membership is well worth the investment - We arrived two hours late but were allowed in.

SIVA had a great location at the end of the field. Attending were a Renault Spyder, Triumph 2500S, Triumph Stag, 2 Renault 4CVs, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the Tatraplan.

Flying the SIVA flag

Renault 4CVs

The Triumphs

Tatra and Roller.

The Tatra drew a lot of attention

The Jaguar Club put on a great display

Jaguar E Type

Jaguar E Type and D Type replica

Jaguar E-Type soft-top

Magnificent 1948 Jaguar SS Mark IV

Jaguar XK and Saab 96 V4

1910 REO

Swallow Doretti.


1949 Fiat Berlini

1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air


Chevrolet Corvette formerly owned by Robert Wagner

Volvo sportscar and a Riley

Ford Model A

Rolls-Royce Phantom limousine

Morgan Plus 4s


Armstrong-Siddley Whitley

Armstrong-Siddley Whitley




There was a big display by the Mercedes Club. This is a 1948 Mercedes-Benz

1951 Mercedes-Benz 220

Mercedes row

A beautiful day. More photos here -